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September 8-15, 2015 – A new creation phase took place last September for Tsekan. This eight-day residency was hosted by the artist run centre OBORO in Montreal and brought together artists Émilie Monnet, Waawaate Fobister, Caroline Monnet and Sabrina Ratté, as well as maori choreographer Charles Koroneho. Over eight days, the artists were able to film all video content for Tsekan and start exploring the relationships between video projections and bodies in space. This residency was made possible with support from the Montreal Arts Council (Support to Emerging Practices Program) & OBORO’s Production Assistance Program.   ...

Au courant de l’hiver 2015, Onishka a lancé un programme d’ateliers destinés la fois aux groupes scolaires, au milieu académique, ainsi qu’aux organismes communautaires. Ces ateliers interactifs développés en collaboration par Émilie Monnet et Amélie Girard, présentent l’historique et les projets artistiques de la compagnie, en abordant certaines thématiques qui sont au coeur de son processus de création et de ses oeuvres. Susciter par le désir de créer un espace de dialogue interculturel respectueux et durable qui s’inscrit dans un processus de reconnaissance plus global, ce programme d’ateliers encourage la réflexion sur les enjeux autochtones contemporains par le biais d’une approche qui dépasse le cadre théorique et les frontières de la découverte. photo: avec la classe de Guy Sioui Durand au collège Kiuna à Odanak. Devant la...

April 23 to 26, 2015 - Bergamo, Italy – IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) is a membership organization which exists to stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts in a global environment by facilitating professional networking. More than 500 member organizations come from about 50 countries, and from some of the world’s most significant performing arts companies, presenting theatres, producers, festivals, research and resource centres, and supporting institutions. The Canada Council for the Arts invited ten Canadian artistic leaders in contemporary theatre, dance, inter-arts and contemporary circus art to participate in a delegation to the IETM 2015 Spring Plenary. As part of the delegation, Emilie Monnet travelled to Bergamo, Italy, and was able to share some of her artistic and administrative experiences since the...

[embed]https://vimeo.com/122357125[/embed] From June 30 to July 14 2014, Onishka Productions was at OBORO for a two-week residency to continue the creation of Nigamon/Tunai, one of the company's projects in development. Filmmaker Daniel Rodriguez followed the artists and their collaborators during the residency. This video documents their artistic process. Nigamon/Tunai is an interdisciplinary artistic collaboration between artists Waira Nina et Émilie Monnet. oboro.net/en/activity/nigamontunai...

february 09 2015 - Resonating Spaces: tracing history, sharing rhythms, rippling future. retracer l'histoire, partager le rythme, moduler le futur. Participants in this workshop will collect sounds from around the island of Montreal in the production of an online “soundmap” as well as creative audio compositions that will be compiled into a professionally manufactured CD. Sessions with the workshop leaders will take place over the course of two weekends, with two weeks in between to allow for individual progress on audio compositions. Participants will be instructed in the use of a selection of mobile audio field recording technologies and studio equipment. The workshop will focus on making geolocated audio field recordings in different places and events such as the Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women March on the...

december 14 2014 - From November 24 to December 12, artists Cris Derksen, Waawaate Fobister, Geronimo Inutiq, Émilie Monnet and Sabrina Ratté met in Montreal to revisit the content of recompose (presented at Phenomena Festival in October 2013) and create new material for a new full length production. The collaborators were joined by Maori choreographer and director Charles Koroneho. Click here for more information about Onishka's next production photo taken by Dayna Danger    ...

december 02 2014 -This research project will reflect on an important historical event, The Great Peace of Montreal, a peace treaty signed in 1701 in Montreal. Using this event as a point of departure will help students reflect on history and on what constitutes peaceful coexistence between different peoples sharing a common land. Various listening activities, sound recordings, broadcasts and/or performances will encourage students’ awareness of collective memory and their impact on the land, while helping them learn the fundamentals of sound art. * Gibideweshinimin is a word in Anishinaabemowin, kindly translated by Wilfred Abigosis. In collaboration with OBORO A project by: Emilie Monnet and Pohanna Pyne Feinberg With École Louis-Joseph Papineau in collaboration with Myllène Caetano Alves and grade 10 students in media art This project is made possible thanks to Libres comme l’art,...

From June 23-27, Waira Nina and Emilie Monnet, in collaboration with choreographer Sarah Williams and sound artists Leonel Vasquez (Colombia) and Stéphane Claude will lead a workshop at Oboro during the Encuentro Hemisferico to be held in Montreal this year. Following the Encuentro Hemisferico, the above artists will undertake a 2-week residency to continue developing Nigamon/Tunai. The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and Concordia University is inviting scholars, activists, and artists of all disciplines to examine the practical, ethical, aesthetic, theatrical, and performative dimensions of manifests and manifestations throughout the Americas at the ninth Encuentro, to be held in Montréal, Québec, June 21-28, 2014. - hemisphericinstitute.org...